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  1. Srimad-Bhagavatam, 3.9.25: so ’säv adabhra-karuëo bhagavän vivåddha- prema-smitena nayanämburuhaà vijåmbhan utthäya viçva-vijayäya ca no viñädaà mädhvyä giräpanayatät puruñaù puräëaù “The Lord, who is supreme and is the oldest of all, is unlimitedly merciful. I wish that He may smilingly bestow His benediction upon me by opening His lotus eyes. He can uplift the entire cosmic creation and remove our dejection by kindly speaking His directions.” Purport The Lord is ever increasingly merciful upon the fallen souls of this material world. The whole cosmic manifestation is a chance for all to improve themselves in devotional service to the Lord, and everyone is meant for that purpose. The Lord expands Himself into many personalities who are either self-expansions or separated expansions. The personalities of the individual souls are His separated expansions, whereas the self-expansions are the Lord Himself. The self-expansions are predominators, and the separated expansions are predominated for reciprocation of transcendental bliss with the supreme form of bliss and knowledge. The liberated souls can join in this blissful reciprocation of predominator and predominated without materially concocted ideas. The typical example of such a transcendental exchange between the predominator and the predominated is the Lord’s räsa-lélä with the gopés. The gopés are predominated expansions of the internal potency, and therefore the Lord’s participation in the räsa-lélä dance is never to be considered like the mundane relationship of man and woman. It is, rather, the highest perfectional stage of the exchange of feelings between the Lord and the living entities. The Lord gives the fallen souls the chance for this highest perfection of life. Lord Brahmä is entrusted with the management of the complete cosmic show, and therefore he prays that the Lord bestow His blessings upon him so that he may execute its purpose.
  2. I'm not sure that it is the same one, but the Nrsimha mantra was given by Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati to his disciple Srila Puri Maharaja. As far as I know, he was the only person who received it, and the only person he in turn gave it to was H.H. Indradyumna Maharaja of ISKCON. MDd
  3. avatArAH santv anye sarasija-nayanasya sarvatobhadrAH kRSNAd anyaH ko vA prabhavati go-gopa-gopikA-muktyai? "There may be other incarnations of the lotus-eyed Lord; they are all-auspicious. But who other than Lord Krishna appeared to deliver the cows, cowherds, and gopis?"
  4. "I had a long debate with some vaisnava's concerning the identity of Radha,the Gopis,and Sri Caitanya. It is very interesting and complex,I would like to hear comments from the assembled vaisnava's." How about this for Radha-tattva: ete laksmana janaki-virahitam mam khedayanty ambuda marmaniva ca ghattayanty alam ami krurah kadambanilah | ittham vyahrta-purva-janma-carito yo radhaya viksitah sersyam sankitaya sa nah sukhayatu svapnayamano harih || 'O Laksmana, bereft of Janaki, these clouds merely pain me. The [now] cruel, kadamba-scented breezes torment me, to my very soul.' May the sleeping Lord Hari--whom the vexed and suspicious Srimati Radharani saw murmuring His previous life's affairs like this--delight us all.
  5. ramo nama babhuva hum tad-abala siteti hum tam pitur vaca pancavati-vane viharatas tasyharad ravanah | nidrartham janaki-katham iti harer hum-karatah srnvatah saumitre kva dhanur dhanur dhanur iti vyagra girah pantu nah || [Mother Yasoda is telling Sri Krsna a story:] "There was once a king named Rama." "Mm-hm." "His wife was Sita." "Mm-hm." As they went to the Pancavati forest by his father's order, Ravana kidnapped her." The story was intended to put Him to sleep, and Hari was responding, "Mm-hmm," as He listened. [but upon] hearing about Janaki, He [suddenly jumped up and] said-"Laksmana! My bow, my bow! Where's My bow!" May these agitated words protect us all. This verse is attributed to Srila Bilvamangala Thakura.
  6. "Just as a spider brings forth from its heart its web and emits it through its mouth, the Supreme Personality of Godhead manifests Himself as the reverberating primeval vital air, comprising all sacred Vedic meters and full of transcendental pleasure. Thus the Lord, from the ethereal sky of His heart, creates the great and limitless Vedic sound by the agency of His mind, which conceives of variegated sounds such as the sparsas. The Vedic sound branches out in thousands of directions, adorned with the different letters expanded from the syllable om: the consonants, vowels, sibilants and semivowels. The Veda is then elaborated by many verbal varieties, expressed in different meters, each having four more syllables than the previous one. Ultimately the Lord again withdraws His manifestation of Vedic sound within Himself."
  7. In accordance with the particular nature one has acquired in conditioned life, whatever one does with body, words, mind, senses, intelligence or purified consciousness one should offer to the Supreme, thinking, “This is for the pleasure of Lord Narayana.” Fear arises when a living entity misidentifies himself as the material body because of absorption in the external, illusory energy of the Lord. When the living entity thus turns away from the Supreme Lord, he also forgets his own constitutional position as a servant of the Lord. This bewildering, fearful condition is effected by the potency for illusion, called maya. Therefore, an intelligent person should engage unflinchingly in the unalloyed devotional service of the Lord, under the guidance of a bona fide spiritual master, whom he should accept as his worshipable deity and as his very life and soul. Although the duality of the material world does not ultimately exist, the conditioned soul experiences it as real under the influence of his own conditioned intelligence. This imaginary experience of a world separate from Krsna can be compared to the acts of dreaming and desiring. When the conditioned soul dreams at night of something desirable or horrible, or when he daydreams of what he would like to have or avoid, he creates a reality that has no existence beyond his own imagination. The tendency of the mind is to accept and reject various activities based on sense gratification. Therefore an intelligent person should control the mind, restricting it from the illusion of seeing things separate from Krsna, and when the mind is thus controlled he will experience actual fearlessness. Srimad Bhagavatam, 11.2.36-38
  8. In Jiva Gosvami's Gopala-campu (1.8.4), Yasoda sings to Bala-Krsna: "Here you are--O ornament of the noble family of Gokula's king! All the residents of Vrajadhama must have performed pious acts to receive the happiness you've brought them. You are the delightful cynosure of all their eyes. Your birthday celebration brought great bliss and delighted the cowherd community. With the killing of Putana, you've thus engaged Gokula's king in a host of auspicious deeds. Becoming impatient with the demon Sakata--you fixed his wagon. Knocking the wind out of Trnavarta, the Supreme Lord brought you back to us. You have lotus eyes, you're supremely pious, and you sweetly crawl about in the courtyard. You show us your expertise in various sports and various musical dances. O beautifully charming boy, you catch the tails of the calves and play among them. You always cleverly tell lies, out of greed, whenever bantering amidst the elder gopis. I'm your mother; may you always bring me more and more happiness. You're always so eager to play in various ways. May you grow up big and strong. [My vision of] the three worlds within your mouth was undoubtedly just some display of Visnu-maya. By worshipping Lord Visnu, beyond old age and death, may you always give us much happiness!"
  9. "The way Maharaja related to his godbrothers and male discilps whom were within his close range were very diffrent that they way his may of treated a say Indian gentlemen or lady comming to hear him speak." He probably learned this from Srila Prabhupada, who was like this too. Keen discrimination is the key characteristic of anyone who functions as a madhyama adhikari, just as utility, or strategy if you will, is the principle. "We also can never agree with some of his plocies of removeing many of the last insruction of Srila prabhupada he recorded while being His Divine Graces secertary." From what you've described (and I won't argue about it), this sounds to me a bit like a conspiracy theory. "No one may decide to step over the head of Shri Guru without reprecussions." Yes, many of us can see this. "What is good for devotional service we should reveal what is an obstalce and doesnt draw closer to Krishna we should be expert enough to not to reveal even it may be the truth ,we must see the long staying effects" This is in fact why I responded to your post in which you made some very harsh, needless, and in my view injurious comments. Frankly, I think you should aplogize, but it's your choice. "This Goswami Maharaja was very expert at speaking words which he felt would produce certian currents he felt the society need to move in." The word for this is prerogative, also known as "adhikara." Some people have it and others don't. Let he who is without worse faults cast stones. I would rather try to regard his holiness just as Rupa Gosvami regarded his elder brother--or at least the way Prahlada regarded even Sanda and Amarka. I can't see that Vaisnava tradition teaches anyone to do otherwise. "We will have to encourge the information of how these tapes were lost or how they can be recovered I am now in the process of Contacting Sankarsan Prabhu" Good luck; I wish you the best, MDd
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